Surfers hit waves to support kids in need

Posted at 11:32 AM, Oct 07, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-07 14:32:54-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV)- Hundreds of surfers are hitting the waves, in Mission Beach, to support young men around the County.

It’s called the “100 Wave Challenge.” The event benefits the Boys to Men Mentoring Network. Surfers are determined to catch 100 waves by the end of the day.

They can participate solo or with a team. The funds from the event provide mentors and resources to young me to help them break the cycle of violence, gangs, drugs and even prison in their families.

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“I was a really difficult child,” say student Luis Hernandez. Hernandez shares with 10News that he joined the program as a troubled middle school student.

He is now a freshman in college. “It made be better in life, gave me a different perspective on how to better myself and how to keep myself in control around other people.”

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The goal is for each surfer to raise $1,000. This year’s surf-a-thon goal is $400,000.